A forum for gay men on HPV, the vaccine, and anal cancer
event recorded in San Francisco on April 9, 2007 Click here to play the audio file in your web browser
or Right-click here and select 'Save file...' to download to your hard drive. Topics addressed include:
how the new HPV vaccine might affect gay men
information about men's risks for HPV and anal cancer
disease prevalence information
ways that gay men can maintain anal health
prevention efforts that should be considered by individuals, providers, and public health
Panelists included: Dr. Joel Palefsky, Dr. Richard Loftus, and Michael Scarce.
Dr. Joel Palefsky is a Professor of Medicine at UCSF and Program Director of the UCSF/Moffitt General Clinical Research Center. He is a nationally recognized leader in research on HPV and anal cancer, specializing in studies of gay and bisexual men's risk for anal cancer. He is currently a Principal Investigator for a trial examining the efficacy of HPV vaccine in men.
Dr. Richard Loftus is a physician in private practice at Davies Medical Center. Fifteen years ago, he was a member of the original ACT-UP New York, and later moved to San Francisco where he was active with ACT-UP Golden Gate. He worked as a researcher at the Gladstone Institute of Virology prior to medical school at UCSF.
Michael Scarce is the Internet Intervention Coordinator for STOP AIDS Project. He is a former Contributing Editor and writer for POZ magazine and the author of two books on sexual health, including Smearing the Queer: Medical Bias in the Health Care of Gay Men.
This forum was moderated by Jennifer Hecht, Education Director of STOP AIDS Project. For more information, contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
STOP AIDS Project
HPV, human papillomavirus, anal cancer, anal dysplasia, gay men, MSM, gay men's health, HPV vaccine, Gardasil, anal pap smear, STOP AIDS Project, HIV, AIDS
April 20, 2007 Subject:
Review by AskDrK
This was an outstanding podcast with UCSF experts, front-line doctors and San Francisco community advocates in gay men's health. The meeting provided a state-of-the art update in anal cancer, HPV-vaccination in men and anal cancer prevention and very practical advice on how to advocate for greater resources in this critical area in gay men's health. Look for more from this group leading the community and country in emerging issues in gay men's health.
Access to the pictures and slides presented would be a further plus. 1 hr.